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Doctor insights on: High Heeled Shoes

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Is wearing high heeled shoes bad?

Is wearing high heeled shoes bad?

Depends: Depends on the height of the heel and how often you wear them and how the shoes are designed. If too high a heel then there is more stress on the ball of the foot. If it is too pointy then you will get corns calluses hammertoes and bunions. ...Read more

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Improving Foot Health (Tip)

Improving Foot Health

How do I correctly size my shoes in terms of length and width? ...See more

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Any way to get taller without wearing high heeled shoes?

Unfortunately not: There are limb-lengthening surgeries that can lengthen your leg bones but i could not recommend that to anyone. There is prolonged pain, disability, high financial cost and significant medical risks. And for what? A couple of inches. Sticking with higher heel shoes, inshoe lifts are much safer. ...Read more

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What are reasons why are high heeled shoes said to be bad for you?

See below: They are unstable, they put excess pressure on the ball of the foot, they are often narrow toed and put excess pressure on the toes. ...Read more

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Improving Foot Health (Tip)

Improving Foot Health

What kind of shoes would be good for my feet? ...See more

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I was wondering what are the effects of wearing high-heeled shoes frequently?

High heels: As stated the achilles tendon shortening is classic. But also knee pressure. There is also excess forefoot pressure because of the way high heels destroy normal foot mechanics. ...Read more

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Is wearing high heeled shoes bad for your feet?

Is wearing high heeled shoes bad for your feet?

Yes it is: Wearing a heel height above an 1 1/2" in height changes the function of the foot. Heels higher than that much more so. ...Read more